Employment

AuroraWorks

AuroraWorks

Denver Metro

Aurora

AuroraWorks provides career preparation & placement. Participants who complete their job seeker workshop are matched with an employment coach who provides individualized job search assistance to include resume preparation, email setup if needed, interview coaching, job leads, and community referrals for housing, transportation, healthcare, counseling, childcare, food and other support services. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Call or email through the website link to get started. Part of CommunityWorks

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Career Navigator Toolkit

Career Navigator Toolkit

Helpful website with advice and info for younger jobseekers

Statewide

The Career Navigator Toolkit is a webpage provided by Denver Opportunity Youth Initiative. Click on the website link, and you'll find a lot of information about preparing for and finding a job, just for younger jobseekers. You can find help developing a career path, creating a resume, writing a cover letter, preparing for an interview, making a good impression, and much more!

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

Center for Employment Opportunities–Colorado Springs

Southeast CO

Colorado Springs

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

Center for Employment Opportunities–Denver

Denver Metro

Denver

CEO works to reduce recidivism and increase employment. They provide people returning home from incarceration immediate paid employment, skills training, and ongoing career support. To offer work experience, CEO operates transitional work crews that provide indoor/outdoor maintenance and neighborhood beautification services. In addition to work and daily pay, CEO provides wraparound vocational support services: on days you are not working, you'll receive job coaching to find full-time employment. Once you're in a full-time position, CEO continues working with you for a year to ensure you have the support you need to grow in your career. CEO connects their young adult participants with specialized programming and resources that more effectively meet their needs.

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CHIC Denver

CHIC Denver

Denver Metro

Aurora

CHIC offers a variety of services in intervention and prevention that address economic mobility, mental health, social, emotional and cultural wellness and the overall stability of the family. They provide a variety of programs that focus on families and youth who have educational, reentry, and community needs. They bring families and service providers together to increase access to community resources. Services designed for young women.

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Colorado Laws for Work and Youth

Colorado Laws for Work and Youth

Statewide

Click on the pdf for a fact sheet on the kinds of work that are legal for people under the age of eighteen.

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CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

CommunityWorks (Statewide Locations)

Statewide

CommunityWorks empowers the unemployed and those with re-entry barriers to employment to become self-supporting through job preparation and placement. They meet individuals where they are at to help them remove barriers and find stable employment. Since 1995, CommunityWorks has provided customized hands-on training, immersive experiences and comprehensive connections to every job-seeker who walks through the doors. In addition, they provide life skills assistance to help address other issues related to success--financial management, time management, conflict resolution, anger management, parenting, reconciliation, and interpersonal communication skills. Empowering individuals toward career pathways -- Same day admission, No entry charge.

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GoodTurn Cycles

GoodTurn Cycles

Denver Metro

Littleton

GoodTurn Cycles serves young adults aged 16-24, primarily from low income families, who haven't found success in traditional education or employment systems. They help provide paid on-the-job skills training and mentorship that honors an individual's inherent self worth. Their job training program happens in one of their two retail bicycle shops. Participants learn the fundamentals of employment, retail customer service skills and the technical skills of bicycle mechanics. GoodTurn Cycles has two locations, one in Denver and the other in Littleton. If you are interested in applying, reach out via email or phone!

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Impact Empowerment Group

Impact Empowerment Group

Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship help for Youth

Denver Metro

Denver

IEG provides programs in education, employment, and entrepreneurship. They can help you get out of a gang, make different choices, provide mentoring and help finding a job, improve your education, develop a career, become an entrepreneur, and more. Walk-ins are welcome.

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Job Corps

Job Corps

Northwest CO

Collbran

Collbran Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is a free residential educational and job training program for young adults ages 16-24. They will connect you to skills and the education you need to move forward in life. You can enroll online or call for more information. Click on the website, then click on Get Your Application Started.

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Metro DEEP

Metro DEEP

Denver Metro

Denver

Metro DEEP is an Economic Development Organization focused on the African descended population. They have departments in Youth Development, Career and Workforce, and Entrepreneurial Development. They also have two wealth-building strategies in real estate development and home ownership; the second is in investments. Their long-term goal is "to make a wealth mentality the most popular among our people and our short term goal is to ensure that you get what you need, not to survive, but to thrive." Click on the website below for more information (look under the Events and Programs tabs), email admin@metrodeep.com, or call one of the numbers below for more information.

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Mile High Youth Corps

Mile High Youth Corps

Denver Metro

Denver

Mile High Youth Corps is currently accepting applications for positions in Denver and Colorado Springs. Check on their website for more information, including a button to Apply Now. For youth ages 16-24, you'll learn hands-on job skills though their programs.

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Movement 5280

Movement 5280

Day Shelter & Community Center

Denver Metro

Englewood

Movement 5280 has three primary focuses: Survive, Thrive, and Revive. Movement 5280 provides a "family of support" to unhoused youth who have aged out of foster care and any other at-risk young people lacking guidance as they transition to adulthood. They also provide a separate no-barrier food pantry called Englewood's Table as well as a non-denominational church called Lost & Found Church to be able to provide a safe-space for people who are experiencing homelessness, justice involvement, sober living, addiction recovery or anyone in the community who would like to attend. Movement 5280 is committed to providing wrap around services that are sourced from trauma informed models. Consider reaching out to them if you are part of the unhoused young adult population.

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Purple Door Coffee

Purple Door Coffee

Denver Metro

Denver

Purple Door Coffee offers employment, upskilling, and hands on training to teens and young adults who have been homeless and want to leave homelessness behind. They are a social enterprise collaboration from Dry Bones.

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Servicios de La Raza Youth Re-Entry WAGEES20 Program

Servicios de La Raza Youth Re-Entry WAGEES20 Program

Denver Metro

Denver

Servicios de la Raza offers Youth Re-entry WAGEES20, which is re-entry help and case management for justice-involved adults ages 18-24. You'll get help with work clothing, tools, school supplies, and transportation. They help with educational training to assist youth succeed in community college courses. Click on the website to learn about all of the services and connections they offer.

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Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest Conservation Corps

Southwest CO

Salida/Alamosa

Southwest Conservation Corps (SCC) has opportunities for young adults ages 18-24 in the San Luis Valley. Young adults with criminal records are warmly encouraged to apply. SCC provides youth, young adults, and veterans with structured, safe and challenging service and educational opportunities through projects that promote personal growth, the development of social skills, and an ethic of natural resource stewardship. SCC Los Valles runs programming out of Salida and Alamosa, and their main office is in Salida.

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TGTHR

TGTHR

TGTHR offers a variety of resources to unhoused youth

Denver Metro

Boulder

TGTHR helps unhoused youth within the Boulder area. They have been delivering resources in the community for over 55 years. Ending youth homelessness requires all young people to have a place to live, employment, access to education, wellness, and a supportive community. TGTHR has a multitude of resources that range from shelters, assistance to individuals aging out of foster care, drop in centers, supportive transitional housing, case management and much more.

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The Master’s Apprentice

The Master’s Apprentice

Denver Metro

Denver

The Master's Apprentice is a faith-based pre-apprentice program that prepares you to enter the trades and assists in career placement. The program is for people 18-45 years old. The program prepares you to work in carpentry, plumbing, electrical, welding, masonry, or HVAC. You must have your high school diploma or equivalency (GED), a driver's license, and be able to pass a drug test. If you do not have one of the above, this program can work with your circumstances to ensure your successful placement. You can apply online through their website or call Jude Carstensen at the number below to learn more.

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Urban Peak–Employment & Training Services Team

Urban Peak–Employment & Training Services Team

Denver Metro

Denver

Urban Peak’s Employment & Training Services team helps youth ages 15 -24 experiencing homelessness and those at risk of homelessness. Services include Job Readiness Training (JRT), career training services, job search assistance, job placement and job retention services. All services are free and individualized with the help of a case manager. Hours vary based on locations, address below is the Shelter. Drop-in Center is located on 2100 Stout st.

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Workforce Centers–Youth & Young Adult Programs

Workforce Centers–Youth & Young Adult Programs

Statewide

Workforce Centers across Colorado have funds to help youth and young adults with employment. If you're between 14-24 years old, live in a low income family, and have one or more challenges, such as deficiency in math or reading skills, misdemeanor or felony record, documented disability, school drop out, homeless/runaway, pregnant or parenting, or in foster care, you may qualify for help through one of their programs. Click on the website to learn more about the programs. You'll find the statewide list of Workforce Centers on Remerg.com in the Jobs & Training section. Call and tell the operator that you are a youth or young adult and you'll be connected to the right person for these programs.

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